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About AFOLguy1970

  • Birthday 06/01/1970

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  1. AFOLguy1970

    Lego Highlander a.k.a. There can be only one

    Mom sold the original in a garage sale. I got that one in either 1979 or 1980. A year ago, I finally saved enough to get a used one on Bricklink. There is no intention of parting with that one. This would be my #2, only to lose to the Galaxy Explorer by a narrow margin.
  2. AFOLguy1970

    Lego Highlander a.k.a. There can be only one

    It would come down to the Galaxy Explorer. I wont ever again let one go.
  3. AFOLguy1970

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Except that we just had a food establishment in the DD. AS, PR, GG, and to some extent CC are all food related. If they are going to eventually go the route of a pizzeria, they might go with the 80s concept and combine it with an arcade.
  4. AFOLguy1970

    Lego Quality Reference

    I have been rebuilding a lot of sets since we moved and now have some space to display them. Several broken parts have been noted, and the majority of them are indeed reddish-brown. Instead of throwing them away, I now keep them in a plastic bag.
  5. Buying strictly from a Lego Store or S@H does not work too well for MOCs. I really need Bricklink as there are a multitude of parts that cannot be bought directly from Lego itself.
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    Lego Quality Reference

    I posted about this on another thread as well, but the skeleton leg reddish brown elements so far unique to the Mountain Police Headquarters are horrible. Almost all of the original nine provided have now broken--some from trying to reconnect them, and some by just looking at them. I got some replacements when the first few broke from Lego and then bricklinked some as the others broke. I think I have replaced the whole set by now. So far, the replacements are holding, so we will see how long that lasts. It seems like a lot of parts break in batches. Almost all DBG headlight parts 4070 on my Fire Brigade had a crack at the base upon reassembling it. When building MOCs, I sometimes find myself avoiding certain parts or color combinations due to the perceived "fragile" quality of the part.
  7. AFOLguy1970

    LEGO Ideas Discussion

    Wow, that would certainly be the costliest Ideas set ever. I wonder what most people are willing to pay for Voltron.
  8. AFOLguy1970

    MOC: The Brixton Hotel

    Great interior! The elevators remind me of the ones in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Thankfully, yours do not have that inherent problem the ones in the movie have
  9. AFOLguy1970

    The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

    It implies that Finn went into a dark age or at least his interest in Lego has diminished. I want to know what happened to the Man Upstairs? He invested a lot of time and money into Bricksburg, the minifig wall, and all his other displays. It is hard to believe he just let it all completely go, unless he sold off most of his collection.
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    Fragile Pieces?

    Speaking of a bad batch, 9 of the pictured parts are included in the Mountain Police Station. One broke three months ago after the station was assembled. It was later disassembled right before we moved. Today, I decided to rebuild it. Another one was found broken in the bag and the other three broke while trying to reattach the stick parts to them per the instructions. I am about to send TLG a message on the website, but still am wondering when the other 4 will break and if the replacements will be any better It is extremely frustrating when you buy what is supposed to be a premium product and this happens, even with being careful. Quality Control by Steven Wagner, on Flickr
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    2018 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Outstanding! These polybags are exactly the type of things I am looking for. Really hoping they make it this side of the Atlantic.
  12. AFOLguy1970

    [MOC] Pharmacy

    Excellent build with nice texture appeal. The white railings on the interior are excellent. It really dwarfs the Detective's Office, but that is definitely not a bad thing.
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    [MOC] LEGO 75930 alternative build antique corner store

    Very nice! I prefer this to the original build by far. With some extra parts in the right places, it would make a good corner modular.
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    MOC: Modular Bookstore

    Excellent, especially the storefront setup and the window displays. The 24 width works really well here.
  15. Nice review. I bought this set to add to my city setup. Many people doing this for the same reason will most likely expand the buildings and convert them into modulars. You would need to make the separate stories detachable and add to the depth of interior and finally create a back for the buildings. They do seem to fit in well to a modular block.